Telehealth - What's It All About
The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed the way in which we do so many of our usual activities. Doctors and clinics quickly adopted telemedicine services with families adapting to new rules for the visit with the doctor.
Personally, I have made the use of remote visits with my physician for the past six years. Having moved to a new city I was happy that telehealth allowed me to keep the same doctor who had cared for my family for 30+ years. I have found these visits to be easy and convenient without the health perils of sitting in a waiting room of coughs and sneezes.
The use of telemedicine is quite easy. Depending on your doctor, clinic, or health provider the use of technology is through a computer or smartphone. Once a patient has registered for an account they are able to book and attend appointments through the website or app.
The following resources should help you to discover the benefits (and limitations) of telehealth while helping you to make the move to virtual visits.
Dr. Didyk talks about the advantages and potential downsides of virtual visits, and demonstrates how easily it can be done.
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How to Get Skeptical Patients Comfortable With Virtual Medicine – Even as virtual medicine services become more readily available within medical clinics, there will always be those patients who are unsure about whether or not they should explore such a treatment option.
How Does Telemedicine Work? – Telemedicine is the use of technology that enables remote healthcare (telehealth). Basically it makes it possible for physicians to treat patients whenever needed and wherever the patient is, by using a computer or smartphone.
How to Connect With Your Doctor Virtually – Tips for using a smartphone, tablet or computer for telehealth appointments.
Telehealth 101 for Patients – If you’re in need of healthcare, your provider may ask you to visit him or her virtually to limit in-office contact and ensure you receive the answers you need.
Telehealth 101: Get Plugged in to Your Child’s Health – Telehealth won’t replace in-person visits, but it could be an option for some visits or just to share information with your doctor.
What Is Telemedicine, and How Does It work? – Through telemedicine services, you can receive medical advice anytime, anywhere, without leaving the comfort of your home.
What to Do When Your Doctor Calls or Video-Chats With You – What is the best way for a patient or family caregiver to prepare for a video visit, especially the first time?
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